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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Masonic Marker

A Current Research Project

I have recently been asked what type of research projects that I AM working on.

While there are several projects underway, I decided to share that one of the papers I am researching and considering writing about is the Cathars, the Albigensian Crusade and the Knight Templar connection to that Languedoc region of southern France where all these events took place and an area that had large population with Gnostic beliefs, even within the Templar ranks, as many KT's were from that region of southern France.

I first put forth a theory several years ago, and came under attack from others in the Masonic community, which I still find interesting to this day.

There was more going on than the commonly accepted theories put forth by other masonic writers on this topic.

I think I view some of the events differently because of my church background and my access to church records. I see connections that a typical masonic writer may not always see concerning persecution from the Catholic Church and later Protestant denominations.


I have provided a link to my publisher CA Publishing for those of you seeking to be published.


                       http://conventonassociates.com/



As always, make it a good day!


Raymond Sean Walters a/k/a Renaissance Man

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Observation about Freemasonry

The philosophy of Freemasonry is perfect. Unfortunately, some of those that practice it are not. Racism transcends everything, including the Craft. However, we need to isolate those "brothers" and call them out when we have the chance. 

~ Br. Antonio Caffey St. Mark Lodge #7 F&AM PHA Columbus, Ohio

                         St. Mark Lodge #7 F&AM PHA                                                               http://www.stmarks7.org/



                 MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio F&AM
                              http://www.phaohio.org/



                             

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Black American by Smokey Robinson - Def Poetry Jam

Book Review: For the Good of the Order by John Bizzack, Ph.D.

Good morning!


I wanted to share a book review of a book I have recently enjoyed reading.


The book is titled "For the Good of the Order" by John Bizzack, Ph.D.


Br. Bizzack stated in his book: 




"The purpose of Masonic education is to create an environment conducive to learning, in which interests are maintained and fresh insights developed into the study of the Craft, its history and philosophy, the influence of historical figures, and certainly its symbolism and allegories - an environment that motivates, stimulates and encourages members to read and study and discuss Freemasonry."




This book review was written by Richard Vickery


http://www.myfreemasonry.com/content.php/508-Book-Review-For-the-Good-of-the-Order





For those who may be interested in ordering this book a link has been provided.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1490480404/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



As always, make it a great day!


Fraternally,

Raymond Sean Walters a/k/a Renaissance Man

Friday, March 07, 2014

“Let There Be Light: There is no Brotherly Love Between Black Masons and White Masons

A link to an interesting article for Freemasons by writer Fahim Knight concerning lack of brotherly love between Black and Caucasian Freemasons in America.





http://www.dailygrail.com/blogs/fahim-knight/2007/12/%E2%80%9CLet-There-Be-Light-There-no-Brotherly-Love-Between-Black-Masons-and-Whit




This ties in with a previous post on this blog by Kevin Butterfield.



http://www.common-place.org/vol-12/no-01/butterfield/







Mahatma Gandhi Speech

What Means the World to YOU?

Good Morning!

I apologize for not posting, I have been dealing with some recent health issues.

My thought for this morning is "What Means the World to You?".

This of course is a personal question that can only be answered by every individual for themselves.

No matter what, we must all ask ourselves this question. And only we can answer it.

Be it material or spiritual, one must decide. It is my sincere wish that all of you find a BALANCE between the two.

I AM leaving you with a music video that asks the same question.








As always, make it a great day!